Evolution is blind and, from a human and moral point of view, downright cruel. jseligman
Cruelty is an emotion. Evolution has no personality. You have anthropomorphised it. Evolution is simply a large number of mathematical probabilities. And it doesn't matter at all if people of faith 'accept' it. It doesn't change the fact that it is demonstrably true.
If somebody needs to base their moral code, wholesale, on somebody else's opinions written 2000+ years ago, well I think that's not immoral, but it is irresponsible (like the 21st century parents who let their daughter die a slow and painful death because their 'book' said that talking to the sky was a better treatment for diabetes than modern medicinel)
And if, in order to support their ancient code, they have to wilfully ignore, distort and discredit the turth, then that is immoral.
Evolution is true. We are all great apes. We must create our own morality and can certainly do better than many of the value systems cited in the bible.
That's why I said, "from a human and moral point of view." Looked at dispassionately, evolution is what it is.
As to the question above:
"Can a person of Christian faith accept a view of creationism and evolution as its vehicle?"
I personally don't see how. Evolution is blind and, from a human and moral point of view, downright cruel.
Why is it that creationists and evolutionists must be set up as adversaries? The science of evolution seeks to explain how living things change over a period of time. Evolution supporters bring forth evidence of a world of living creatures that have changed over time and seek explanations for these changes. Evolution does not explain the "who" behind the creation of the universe; it does not attempt to explain the origins of the universe at all!
Can evolution be the explaination of "how" creation happened? Can a person of Christian faith accept a view of creationism and evolution as its vehicle?